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Quintessence Editions Ltd. is a publishing company based in London (UK)[1] which is the originator of the "1001 Before You Die" series.[2] Typically, the titles in this series are intended as reference books. They are illustrated books authored by multiple contributors. Quintessence is part of the Quarto Group.[1]

Titles in the series

  1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by Stephen Jay Schneider (Editor); published 2003, updated 2008.
  2. 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die by Jeff Barr; published March 1, 2005.
  3. 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die by Michael Bright (Author); published May 1, 2005.
  4. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery (Editor), Preface by Michael Lydon; published February 7, 2006.
  5. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; forward by Peter Ackroyd, Peter Boxall (Editor)' published March 6, 2006.
  6. 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die by Rae Spencer-Jones (Editor), Preface by Elizabeth Scholtz; published February 1, 2007.
  7. 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die by Stephen Farthing (Editor); published March 20, 2007
  8. 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die by Mark Irving (Editor); published October 23, 2007.
  9. 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die by Steven Isserlis (Contributor) and Matthew Rye (Editor); published February 12, 2008.
  10. 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die by Richard Cavendish (Editor), Preface by Koichiro Matsuura; published March 1, 2008.
  11. 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die by Frances Case (Editor), Preface by Gregg Wallace; published September 9, 2008.
  12. 1001 Days That Shaped the World by Peter Furtado (Editor); published October 1, 2008.
  13. 1001 Inventions That Changed the World by Jack Challoner (Editor); published March 1, 2009.


  1. ^ a b "Quarto Group: Co-edition publishing - United Kingdom". Retrieved 2009-03-02.  
  2. ^ "1001 Series - About US". Retrieved 2009-03-02.  


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